ATLFF Filmmakers Noah Shulman & Josephine Massarella Experiment With the Mix-and-Match Questionnaire

Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

N: anything dark or science fiction related 

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

N: Dog people. Because I love everything dog related. Including my two dogs Ella Bean and Louis Reginald. They even have their own instagram with more followers that me! @louis_reginald and @ellabeanbk 

J: I think my film is for dog people and cat people. It evokes respect for nature and all sentient beings.

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

N: Challenge to me is always a good thing, it leads to other ideas, collaborations and creative paths that you might not otherwise know existed. Once you've accomplished or failed that challenge you've learned something and that matters the most. 

J: Passion drives the production process. Patience helps with the many challenges. In making Light Study, weather presented challenges, as did the process of shooting one frame at time over a few years.

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

N: Christopher Nolan, Chris Cunningham. 

J: I admire the work of Carl Brown.

Name three films you consider unappreciated and explain their hidden genius.

N: I would have to say Big Trouble in Little China. This is probably my top 3 movies of all time. Besides just a immense sense of nostalgia watching it as a kid, it has that innocence and magic of what Hollywood movies used to be like. Everything is clearly shot on a set and actors are spewing classic one-liners. It's one of those films that I can watch over and over again. As Jack Burton always says "Have you paid your dues?"

J: Blue Monet (Carl Brown)

Jours en Fleurs (Louise Bourque)

A Temporary Arrangement (Phillip Barker)

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

N: F.B.R. Fried Baked and Roasted. 

J: Baked



Noah's film "Confluence" and Josephine's film's "Light Study" will screen in the Experiments in Cinema shorts block TONIGHT in just a few hours at The Plaza at 7:00pm! Come on out & experience the experiment!